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March 27, 2015

The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.

As the State of Connecticut and its Congressional Delegation continue the premeditated genocide of the remaining three state-recognized tribes, we find it hypocritical of them to now want to open three additional casinos.

March 26, 2015

Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Chairman Vincent Armenta wonders why the Danish ambassador to the U.S. didn't reach out to his people directly.

Work will start in May and will include a spa, a 16,000 square-foot pool area and an improved hotel lobby.

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

The tribe is already building the facility on land that was placed in trust in July 2014.

March 25, 2015

The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

The agreement runs for 22 years and authorizes another facility in six years.

The improvements come as the tribe finalizes a $30 million expansion at the facility.

A called Panhandle Citizens for Truth in Gaming wants opponents to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs and state lawmakers.

Jeremy Schlenker, 27, is accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe in Washington.

March 24, 2015

Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee.

The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.

The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

The gaming site will be located near two highways that see a lot of activity from North Dakota and Canada.

March 23, 2015

The Art Deco facade and interior are being replaced, nearly 30 years after the facility opened in 1986.

A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

Wine industry groups and local officials are stoking fears of a casino that hasn't been announced or confirmed.

Video footage captured the suspect's car and the tribe saw his license plate.

The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

Chairman Bill Iyall believes opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- have lost the war.

March 20, 2015

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are joining forces to counteract threats to their gaming empire.

The tribe's plan for an off-reservation casino was shot down by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2002.

Chief Glenda Wallace said the tribe will be hiring between 100 to 150 people to work at the facility.

Chief George Tiger has defended his decision to sign a deal that promoted another tribe's casino.

The tribe believes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has restarted work on the application.

The agreement can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., for review.

March 19, 2015

Chief George Tiger continues to face pressure to step down in response to a gaming deal he signed in 2009.

The tribe says Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not come to the table since talks faltered a year ago.

The tribe plans to add hotels, restaurants and other amenities at four facilities as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

It will now be up to the full Senate to confirm the chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

March 18, 2015

The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.

Fairness and equality should matter to all citizens of the New Mexico.

Muskegon County cannot afford the luxury of an Indian casino.

Lucky gamblers have won three $1 million jackpots at the tribe's casinos in the last two years.

A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.

Chief George Tiger has denied any wrongdoing but tribal members and council leaders are angry.

The Danish ambassador to the United States had appeared to question the presence of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

March 17, 2015

The tribe is down to about 900 members and critics say one leader wants to cut the rolls even further.

Jennifer Pontinen is the new director of finance and business development for the Bois Forte Development Corporation.

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than seven years ago.

The tribe already owns the 175 acres where the Emerald Downs sits.

'The reality is there is a relationship, and it's truly a partnership, between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe.'

March 16, 2015

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a whopping 19.8 percent decline while the Mohegan Tribe only saw a 4.1 percent decline.

We do have plans to replicate in Florida what we have done in Alabama — create jobs and economic security, add to the tax base and fiscal strength of our state, and be good and charitable neighbors.

'We believe that there are going to be well over 1,000 jobs created.'

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are currently barred from gaming on their reservations.

Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.

March 13, 2015

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.

The environmental study hasn't been released but local officials are already raising questions about the contractor being used for the project.

A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.

March 12, 2015

The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.

Absent the settlement agreement, the tribe would be free to develop its lands as it sees fit.

The Coquille Tribe is facing intense opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe.

The state Senate approved the new deal and it now awaits action in the House.

A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

March 11, 2015

Tribe officials have said they will invest $180 million in the project and that they expect to create more than 1,200 new jobs.

The council vote was symbolic but angry tribal members are planning to start a petition to remove George Tiger from office.

The Danish ambassador to the United States set off a minor diplomatic crisis.

The tribe added a 99-room, four-story hotel to the casino in Immokalee amid talk of additional expansion plans.

The money was being withheld in a dispute over a rival off-reservation casino.

March 10, 2015

At least one site could be jointly operated and would be located near the Massachusetts border.

The West Valley Resort represents a major economic boost for construction companies and workers who were hit so hard by the recession.

Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.

The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

Jonodev Chaudhuri serves as vice chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission and also as acting chair since the agency has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

March 9, 2015

The meetings will take place in April and May.

It took 15 months and 600 workers to build the 1,700-space garage.

The Lake County Sheriff presented a certificate of appreciation to the tribe and the casino for their assistance.

Don’t believe the spin that a massive Florida House gambling bill represents a 'contraction' in gaming.

The Menominee are our fellow Wisconsinites, they are our brothers and sisters; when opportunity is taken from them it is taken from all of us.

Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

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